Affordable Housing In Big Flat
Baxter County, Arkansas

Guide To Affordable Housing in Big Flat, Arkansas

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Big Flat, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Big Flat, Arkansas

Big Flat features 0 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Big Flat, Arkansas

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Big Flat.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Big Flat, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Big Flat landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Big Flat.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Big Flat, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $638 and $780.

2022 Big Flat, Arkansas Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Big Flat, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $525 $547 $709 $876 $978
Big Flat, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $473 to $578 $492 to $602 $638 to $780 $788 to $964 $880 to $1,076

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Big Flat, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.46%
Average Renter Household Size 1.80
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $563 ±$224
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 10% ± 192.75pp
Total Population 59

Population and Household Demographics

Big Flat is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas with a population of 59. There are 26 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 38.46% of households in Big Flat are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Big Flat

The median gross income for households in Big Flat is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $563 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Big Flat, a household making less than $1,877 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 10% of households who rent are overburdened in Big Flat.

Area Median Income In Big Flat

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Big Flat, the AMI is calculated from all households within Baxter County.

In Big Flat, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,600

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Big Flat

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Big Flat

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Big Flat AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Big Flat AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$18,950 $21,650 $24,350 $27,050 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Big Flat AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,350 $34,650 $39,000 $43,300 $46,800 $50,250 $53,700 $57,200